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There's never been a career guide like "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko "by Daniel H. Pink (author of "To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others"). Told in manga--the Japanese comic book format that's an international sensation--it's the fully illustrated story of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job.
Johnny Bunko is new to the Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early months as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to rethink his approach. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work. A groundbreaking guide to surviving and flourishing in any career, "The Adventures of Johnny Bunko "is smart, engaging and insightful, and offers practical advice for anyone looking for a life of rewarding work.
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Daniel H. Pink is a former White House speechwriter and the author of the bestseller "Free Agent Nation," A contributing editor at "Wired" magazine, he has written on work, business, and politics for "The New York Times," "Harvard Business Review," "Slate," "Salon," "Fast Company," and other publications. He has also lectured to corporations, universities, and associations around the world on economic transformation and business strategy, and has analyzed commercial and social trends for dozens of television and radio programs.
NEWS: Dan Pink interviewed by Oprah
Posted February 17, 2009, 6:59 PM with category of Personal Development
In case you missed it, here is Oprah's interview with Dan Pink, featured in the December 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine. Oprah interviewed Dan about "how right-brain thinkers are wired for 21st-century success," a concept from his groundbreaking book A Whole New Mind.
Dan Pink is also the author of Free Agent Nation, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, and the forthcoming DRIVE: The Surprising Truth About Human Motivation and How It Can Change Your Life (out in December '09).
STAFF PICKS: On this last day of 2008, here's the best of 2008.
Posted December 31, 2008, 4:22 PM with category of General Business
With the end of the year comes reflection on the highs and lows. This week three more rankings of the best of business books were published. The lists of Gary H.
STAFF PICKS: Todd's Favorite Business Books of 2008
Posted December 28, 2008, 4:34 PM with category of Leadership & Management
I get paid to read business books. Some would consider this a tortured existence, but I can't think of a better job in the world.
The job does have certain requirements.
NEWS: The 2008 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards - Fables & Parables
Posted December 9, 2008, 9:25 PM with category of General Business
The books on our 2008 shortlist for the Fables & Parables Category are:
The Go-Giver: A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann (Portfolio, January 2008) Putting another person's needs before yours is the main principle in this business parable. Burg and Mann offer five "laws" to follow in order to become a real "go-giver": Value, Compensation, Influence, Authenticity and Receptivity. Understanding how to be a go-giver may just be the best kept secret that everyone should know about in the business world.
NEWS: Reviewing Reviews
Posted September 26, 2008, 4:30 PM with category of General Business
Heather Green has written a wonderful review of Jeff Howe's Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd is Driving the Future of Business for the September 29 issue of BusinessWeek. After observing that "Books about the crowd are becoming a crowd unto themselves," Green writes:
What sets Howe's book apart is his focus on business, an examination of different crowdsourcing models, and a deep dive into academic research to explain why people work together. It's a welcome and well-written corporate playbook for confusing times.